Ellen Mueller

Weir Farm Artist Residency

by Ellen Mueller on June 13, 2018, no comments

 

I’m spending the month of June at Weir Farm Art Center‘s residency at Weir Farm National Historic Site. They provide a gorgeous studio and the grounds are beautiful (if you’re looking for a residency to apply to, I’d recommend this one). It’s been really interesting to learn about all the artists that have lived/worked at Weir Farm – the staff are so informed and enthusiastic!

While I’m here, I’m working on a series of drawings about various interpretations of the idea of survival. Some of my initial source material includes illustrations by Garth Williams from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books.

Photos from Land(s)craping Exhibition

by Ellen Mueller on May 30, 2018, no comments

Single Home [Installed]

Photo Credit: Emily Steward

Many thanks to Living Arts of Tulsa; they sent along these photos documenting my work in Land Sc(r)aping: Development, Community, Affect. This exhibition is on view through July 12; if you find yourself in the Tulsa area, please stop in to check out the show!

This group exhibition examines the concept of “environment” as an interstice between U.S. politics, economy, land ownership, materiality, and its communal and individuated impacts. Curated by Jessica Borusky, Artistic Director of Living Arts.

Participating Artists: Bill White, Aaron StephanEllen MuellerSeann StarowitzValery LymanNick PenaTali WeinbergCaitlin HorsmonBlights Out! 

Living Arts of Tulsa
307 E Brady St
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120

Interview Published

by Ellen Mueller on May 14, 2018, no comments

I can hear you

I’m delighted to be included in this collection of interviews with a selection of performance artists curated by Chelsea Couch. My interviewer was Isabele Michelini. If you’re interested in a copy, email Chelsea at couch.chelsea[at]gmail.com – cost is $20.

Land Sc(r)aping: Development, Community, & Affect

by Ellen Mueller on April 29, 2018, no comments

Landscraping

I am thrilled to be included in Land Sc(r)aping: Development, Community, Affect at Living Arts of Tulsa, which opens this Friday! Works from my recent McMansions body of work will be on view.

This group exhibition examines the concept of “environment” as an interstice between U.S. politics, economy, land ownership, materiality, and its communal and individuated impacts. The double-term of the exhibition title suggests that whenever there is a curatorial effort placed upon land, there is simultaneous consequence. Each artist selected for this exhibition inspects relational conditions between development and human impact/traces, inviting the viewer to consider their own presence and involvement within these larger socio-economic systems. The exhibition, itself, will also grow and change between its opening on May 4th, 2018 and its closing on July 12th: new artworks will be added, the gallery space will shift, and remnants from workshops and lectures will remain in order to actuate development within the gallery. In this way, I hope to produce an organism of an exhibition that may operate as site that, not only collaboratively informs the viewer and participating artists, but also recognizes its own envelopment within a cycle of scaping and scraping land and material and bodies.
– Jessica Borusky, Artistic Director of Living Arts 

Participating Artists: Bill White, Aaron StephanEllen MuellerSeann StarowitzValery LymanNick PenaTali WeinbergCaitlin HorsmonBlights Out!

Reception: Friday, May 4 at 6-9PM CDT
The event is free to the public.

Living Arts of Tulsa
307 E Brady St
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120
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